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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 17, 1999, Darmstadt, HesseFriday december 17, 1999 stars and stripes pages airmen donate goods to shelter by Ron Jensen . Bureau Cambridge England the Way senior airman Bethany Blecha figures it she s making an investment whenever she gathers goods from clothes to food to toys and hands it Over to peo ple in need. Someday she realizes she May need the helping hand. I like to help people first of All said the flying Crew chief with the 352nd maintenance Squadron part of the 352nd Spe Cial operations group at Raf Mildenhall. I help these people out because that s what god asks from and she continued if she should Ever need the help herself maybe god will have someone available to provide it. Blecha has plenty in the Bank if that unforeseen need Ever arises. On wednesday she delivered a Van full of goods to Jimmy s night shelter a Refuge for the homeless who inhabit the streets of this University town about 30 Miles from Mildenhall. This was the fifth time she has provided such christmastime assistance to a Charity in England and the second time Jimmy s has been the recipient. The goods come from members of her Squadron who willingly fill the empty boxes Blecha places around the quarters. Previous beneficiaries of Blecha s Good will have been a shelter for abused women and children in Ipswich and a homeless shelter in Bury St. Edmunds. Three years ago Blecha found a perfect ally. Staff sgt. Valorie Whitehill entered the Squadron and the two became friends and partners in the program they Call Christmas cheer. Whitehill who said i veal ways done Volunteer work claims Christmas cheer helps us give Back to the Community where we live and gives Ameri cans a better the two service members arrived wednesday at Jimmy s night shelter with bags and boxes of food clothes toys blankets and boots. They were greeted by a grateful Richard Hewlett who quickly found two volunteers to help unload the Booty. Asked if he was surprised to hear from an american offering help he said i was last this year he was simply grate Ful. It s not a Surprise. It s an encouragement he said. It s a great encouragement because it says we re not in this work on our s operates in a Church basement near the Center of the City and was founded by Hewlett and his wife Joan four years ago. It has Beds for 25 adult men and six women and is full or nearly full every night with the people Hewlett refers to As turning to Blecha and White Jensen stars and stripes senior airman Bethany Blecha with 352nd maintenance Squadron of Raf Mildenhall England delivers donated goods from her Squadron to a homeless shelter in Cambridge England on wednesday. Chi Emsee Lake hotel Garmisch the whole family can learn to ski at arc Chi Emsee and Garmisch this Winter. Each week includes five Days of instruction lift pass for appropriate slope equipment / clothing if needed end of week race / " awards banquet ski week $239 per adult $ 199 per youth 8-15 $ 199 per child 5-7 for arc hold guests Hill he said it s Good to know you re out there supporting us. This Type of support does the donated blankets and clothes and food he said meant the shelter did not have to dip into its limited funds. The toys and children s clothes he said would be Given to a nearby shelter for families. Blecha and Whitehill have the support of others in their squad Ron. Some have come to Antici Pate the Chance to give they said and ask the two when the donations can begin. The Squadron commander May be their biggest fan. They re Basi Cally super troops maj. Paul Webb said of Blecha and White Hill. Regardless of the task they re always first to Volunteer. Anything they do out of the Ordinary does t Surprise me a bit because that s just the kind of peo ple they next year Blecha s last Christ Mas stationed in England the two Hope to make Christmas cheer a base wide Effort. For Blecha it will be a Large de posit in that account she is build ing but Hopes to never need. 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